Wayne W. Lidster, George R. Lilly and Earl G. Dawe
167A Higgins Line, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 2Y9
Source - Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science, Volume 16: 33-40
Distinguishing features of otoliths of two species of gadid fish (Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida, and Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua) are presented and include descriptions of specimens smaller than those previously described. Descriptions are also provided for otoliths of northern sand lance, Atlantic herring and capelin, three other locally and seasonally abundant fish species at Newfoundland. Regressions of body length on otolith length are presented for each of these fish species, to aid in the estimation of the sizes of prey consumed by major fish predators, such as short-finned squid, in coastal Newfoundland waters.
Language - English
Publisher - Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), Dartmouth, N.S., Canada
Publication Date - July 1994
Publication Type - Journal Article